ANTIQUE 20thC BURMESE SOLID SILVER SCULPTURAL TEA SET ON TRAY c.1900

ANTIQUE 20thC BURMESE SOLID SILVER SCULPTURAL TEA SET ON TRAY c.1900

7,595.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A3397/A5046

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DESCRIPTION

Antique early-20th Century rare and magnificent Burmese, Myanmar solid silver parcel gilt 3-piece tea set on tray, comprising of teapot, sugar bowl, cream jug, each piece is highly-decorative, chased and repoussed with various scenes from Burmese mythology on finely tooled ground. Each piece is applied with a cast figural handles and teapot spout terminates with a mythical naga head, teapot cover is surmounted by a dancing mythological figure. 

The hand-crafted repousse' tray, is of large size and heavy gauge, parcel gilt, the border repousse' decorated in relief with scenes from the Burmese mythology amongst scrolling foliage, the centre is engraved with a Chinthe, a lion-like creature typical of Burmese folklore. The silver was partially gilt, but most of the gilding has been rubbed off by time and wear.

As often the case for Burmese silver the tea set is unmarked, but has been acid tested to show 900 grade silver. The base of the tray is Hallmarked "Sterling Silver Hand Crafted in Burma", and bears a memorial engraving "R. L. Wylie".

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No Damage.


SIZE

TEAPOT
Height: 20cm
Width: 21 x 13cm

SUGAR BOWL
Height: 11cm
Width: 14 x 11cm

CREAM JUG
Height: 16cm
Width: 12 x 10cm

TRAY
Width: 33.5cm

TOTAL WEIGHT: 2330g